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Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle
Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (☞imdb)
From French New Wave director Éric Rohmer, a gentle story in four parts of the developing friendship between two young women from very different backgrounds.

You can find my short review in the Comedy section of my cinema pages.
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The Artist and the Model
The Artist and the Model (☞imdb)
A study of the relationship between an ageing artist, Marc, and a young country girl, Mercè. It starts as a typical artist/model situation, with him seeing her body as inspiration for his work and nothing more. But as time passes emotions intrude.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
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Les héros ne meurent jamais
Les héros ne meurent jamais (☞imdb)
In the street a stranger shouts at Joachim, a young Parisian, claiming him to be the reincarnation of a soldier killed in Bosnia in 1983. Weird events follow and Joachim and his friend Alice travel to Bosnia to try to unravel the mystery.

You can find my short review in the LightDrama section of my cinema pages.
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(In bed with) Victoria
(In bed with) Victoria (☞imdb)
Victoria, a young lawyer, finds her life in free fall after agreeing to defend a friend accused of stabbing his girlfriend. A previous client, meanwhile, enters her life causing further emotional complications.

You can find my short review in the LightDrama section of my cinema pages.
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Les gardiennes
Les gardiennes (☞imdb)
An authentic look at life in rural France during WW1 where the women manage the land while the men are at the front. Beautifully filmed and full of emotion. French cinema at its best.

You can find my short review in the LightDrama section of my cinema pages.
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La (nouvelle) guerre de boutons
La (nouvelle) guerre des boutons (☞imdb)
Based on the book by Louis Pergaud published in 1912 and set in rural France, this film features a 'war' between rival gangs of kids from neighbouring villages. Play escalates into violence and removing the buttons from the other side's captives represents the spoils of war.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
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La vie en miettes
La vie en miettes (☞imdb)
After the death of his mother, Jonathan's wife is injured in a car accident. But it transpires that it's not his wife, and this 'perfect stranger' lives in a house he doesn't know, but where people appear to know him. Thus the intrigue begins.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
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Les petits mouchoirs
Les petits mouchoirs (☞imdb)
A group of Parisians set off for their annual break leaving behind a friend badly injured in a road accident. The men of the group each have an issue in their lives, which play out both comedically and dramatically during the holiday.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
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Primaire
Primaire (☞imdb)
A fascinating look at the workings of an elementary school in France, where Florence, played by Sara Forestier, is a dedicated institutrice. But Florence's life is far from straightforward.

You can find my review in the Light Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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